This is the first school year that Michigan schools are required to have antibullying policies in place. Last week’s most-clicked article profiles policy and practice shifts at some Michigan schools as they comply with new laws. Community involvement, positive behavior recognition, cultivating empathy among aggressors, and protecting targets are hallmarks of the new campaigns.
Last week, ASCD released a free resource to help educators identify, prevent, and respond to cyberbullying. Much of this content can serve a second purpose: for staff development about school-based bullying in general. Check out the digital resource—including video, interactive graphics, and curriculum resources—by clicking on the widget below.